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An Ode to Cincinnati Ohio

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I love Cincinnati. 

Being from northwest Ohio, Cincinnati always seemed like it was in another state….and it kind of is! It’s a gem shared between Kentucky and Ohio. Story is that it was named after Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, who was a Roman patrician, statesman, and military leader of the early Roman Republic. (And I’ve heard George Washington’s name evoked in conversation about the naming of Cincinnati, as he was often compared favorably to Cincinnatus.) Cincinnati was settled in 1788.

I have always appreciated the entrepreneurial spirit of Cincinnati. Proctor and Gamble and Kroger both have their headquarters in Cincinnati, along with many other businesses. There is a cosmopolitan spirit about the city. The people are hard-working and driven to succeed. 

There’s plenty to do in the area. Check out King’s Island if you enjoy Amusement parks. I first went there when I was twelve years old. Although they’ve added and expanded the park over the years, The Beast is still there and, at one time, it was the longest wooden roller coaster in the world. It has aged well and is still one of the best around.

The Cincinnati Zoo is one of the finest in the nation. My family and I last visited in October of 2018. It was a great experience, but it was soooo hot! I was dripping buckets of sweat, ducking into any shade I could find. It’s not supposed to be that hot in Ohio in October. There’s also the Creation Museum and the Ark Experience, which are on the Kentucky side of the border, not too far of a drive. They are worth the visit.

I will also mention Skyline Chili (the best!) and Jungle Jim’s (way more than your average grocery store!) as two of my favorite destinations in and around the Cincinnati area. But I cannot talk about Cincinnati without mentioning the city’s beautiful skyline. As you come north on I-75 through Kentucky and into Ohio, the Cincinnati skyline has to rank with the finest collections of man-made structures in the entire country. The way it sits on the river so neat and tidy….very cool.

Anyways…. I hope you enjoy this design as much as I do. I think it pops with enough color and character for this great American city. As always, please drop me a line to say hello or offer feedback.

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